After a very public week-long battle, it was believed the most bizarre celebrity feud of 2019 – Elbowgate – had been put to bed.
But on Sunday, Sunrise co-host Samantha Armytage took another thinly-veiled swipe at Married At First Sight’s Martha Kalifatidis over the alleged Logies incident.
The Channel Seven star appeared to take one final jab at the feud between the reality TV star and her co-host David ‘Kochie’ Koch in her column for Stellar.
‘There were plenty of boney elbows’: Sunrise star Sam Armytage took one final jab at the ‘elbowgate’ scandal during her Logies recap in Stellar magazine on Sunday
While broadcasting live from the Gold Coast the morning after the Logies, Sunrise co-hosts Sam and Kochie inadvertently sparked a bitter feud with the cast of MAFS.
Speaking on Monday, July 1, Kochie accused Martha Kalifatidis of ‘elbowing’ him in the ribs and leaving a ‘bruise’ while she supposedly barged across the red carpet.
As the breakfast team discussed the events of the previous night, newsreader Natalie Barr branded Martha ‘fierce’ and co-host Sam mocked her dwindling ’15 minutes of fame’.
Martha, 31, later denied being aggressive at the Logies, prompting a war of words between her and Sunrise that was dubbed ‘Elbowgate’ in the press.
Feud: Martha, 31, denied being aggressive at the Logies, prompting a war of words between her and Sunrise that was dubbed ‘Elbowgate’ in the press (Pictured: MAFS couple Martha Kalifatidis and Michael Brunelli)
Despite Martha being the last to speak of the drama two weeks ago, Sam snuck in small mention of the alleged incident at the end of her weekend column.
‘As a grown-up living in the jungle that is a major, modern city, you could be forgiven for thinking it was every man, woman and red-carpet diva for themselves,’ she said.
‘If life is like one big Logies red carpet (some ups, some downs, plenty of boney elbows), I’d like to thank my village for getting me onto it — and my parents, for sometimes knowing where I am,’ Sam added.
WHAT IS ‘ELBOWGATE’?
The whole saga began when David ‘Kochie’ Koch told his Sunrise co-hosts on Monday, July 1 that he was ‘bruised’ after being ‘elbowed’ by Martha on the Logies red carpet.
Kochie and his colleagues Sam Armytage, Natalie Barr and Mark Beretta mocked Martha, saying the incident supposedly happened as she was trying to be photographed.
Martha hit back in a YouTube video on Monday night, denying the incident and calling the Sunrise team ‘bullies’.
Martha’s boyfriend Michael Brunelli also lashed out at the ‘arrogant’ hosts on Tuesday.
What is ‘elbowgate’? The whole saga began when David ‘Kochie’ Koch told his Sunrise co-hosts on Monday that he was ‘bruised’ after being ‘elbowed’ by Martha on the Logies red carpet. Pictured (left to right) Natalie Barr, Sam Armytage, David Koch and Mark Beretta
On Wednesday July 3, Kochie told Daily Mail Australia: ‘All I’ll apologise for is putting myself in a dangerous position between her and a photographer’.
Following Kochie’s refusal to apologise, Martha once again denied ‘assaulting’ him and said the whole saga was causing her ‘stress and anxiety’.
Sam kept the feud going on Thursday, taking another swipe at ‘pushy’ Martha while speaking to Nova’s Fitzy & Wippa.